Cire Trudon: Brand to watch

By Amy Lawrenson

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Cire Trudon has been around for a while, since 1643 to be precise. Famous for its scented candles, the collection includes abstract scents that smell so real they make you feel like you’ve been there. My favourites are Odeur de Lune (the scent of the moon) and Trianon (evoking the aroma of the flower beds at le Petit Trianon, Versailles). These candles have been around since the start, so it was two new products that caught my eye at the press day last week.

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First, the Stink Bombs, £29, which come in a tin containing five vials of fragrance. You simply break open the bomb underfoot onto a hard surface (wooden floor, tiles, patio etc). The scent fills the room or garden for hours. It’s a great play on the traditional idea of a stink bomb and is far more luxe than an Air Wick.

The second thing to catch my eye was Cire Trudon’s carved candles. These intricate busts are more like pieces of art than candles and are based on existing statues. They’re not scented so I’d suggest they are to be admired rather than lit - you’ll get lots of comments on them. Choose from Napoleon, The Liberated Slave, Louise and Alexandre, but Marie, £45, is by far the prettiest.

The Stink Bombs, £29 are available September and the Busts, £45 for Marie Antoinette, are online now.

Click here to see and buy the Cire Trudon collection at united-perfumes.com...

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